Welcome to the Website of the Colorado Council of Black Nurses Inc.


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CALLING ALL BLACK, AFRICAN, AFRICAN AMERICAN, AND BIPOC NURSES AND NURSING STUDENTS

As you know, all too often, people of color and other underrepresented communities are not told about opportunities that could benefit their education or careers resulting in underrepresented communities having to literally “work” their way through college instead of benefiting from funding that will allow them time to concentrate on their studies to successfully graduate from college - and in a timely manner. Don't think you have the time to participate in organizations? Feel that joining is costly and that your voice and contributions don't matter anyway? THINK AGAIN! Discover Professional Nursing Organizations of Impact and Organizations that Impact the Profession of Nursing as resources toward successful and timely graduation with career advancement opportunities on the side. Click the Pic to register for this free, virtual event.

The Colorado Council of Black Nurses Inc is hosting another FREE networking opportunity! Find out about organizations you never knew existed. Click here for more information or click the picture to register direct.

The ORGANIZATION SEARCH AND FIND event is one method the Colorado Council of Black Nurses Inc (CCBN) is using to fulfill our mission to “increase college matriculation and successful graduation rates among Black and other underrepresented students.” This free event will introduce those seeking higher education and career advancement to organizations that can provide information, funding, and/or mentoring to support successful graduation and entry into practice. The opportunity to register ends at 5:15 pm on Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

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DON'T DELAY...SIGN UP TODAY

Click Here to Sign Up for the next Public CCBN Meeting

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Scroll Down To See How We Promote Culturally Competent and Equitable Healthcare for All

ONE RACE
should not be burdened with determining the health standards for
ALL RACES

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*COMMUNITY OUTREACH: WE SERVE WITH PRIDE


Join The Colorado Council of Black Nurses Inc in supporting under-served communities to be equal contributors in the determination of healthcare standards by increasing the number of Black/African American professional nurses throughout the healthcare continuum. You don't have to be "Black" to belong. You only need a desire to support the mission of equitable healthcare for ALL and a willingness to address health equity from a cultural perspective.

Dedication: COVID She-roes. Health field women representing Colorado on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. 2020

OUR IMPACT ON HEALTH CARE THIS MONTH

CCBN RECOGNIZES WORLD AIDS DAY

BECAUSE HIV/AIDS IS STILL AN ISSUE IN OUR COMMUNITY

CLICK THE PIC TO VIEW THE VIDEO OF IMPORTANT INFORMATION. HELP END THE STIGMA OF HIV/AIDS.

On December 1, 2021 CCBN joined in with the Denver Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and the Denver Section of the National Council of Negro Women in helping to end the stigma of HIV/AIDS as the world acknowledged that the spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection (HIV) which can lead to the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is still a pandemic force to be reckoned with. With over 36 million lives lost to HIV or AIDS-related diseases to date, and over 37.7 million individuals infected with HIV. The advances in AIDS research and treatment have improved outcomes; however, educating on HIV/AIDS may prove to be the best deterrent to its spread. CLICK THE PIC to view the video and let's head into 2022 keeping in mind this year's World Aids theme: "End Inequalities. End AIDS."

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2021 CCBN SCHOLARSHIP SOIRÉE A SUCCESS!

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT FUTURE NURSES

CLICK THE PIC to meet the CCBN Scholars and find out about their success, meet this year's speaker Mia Evans NNP and her journey to success, and watch the recording of the 2021 CCBN Scholarship Soiree. Opportunities to conveniently donate funds and supplies to students is accessible on the 2021 Soiree page as well.

Thanks to donors like you, the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative Matching Grant (COSI), this year's donors including Pfizer, Connect For Health Colorado (C4HC), Peer Assistance Services (PAS), Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative Colorado (RALI CO), Eastern Colorado Council of Black Nurses Inc (ECCBN), Nya's Naturals, Colorado University Student Nurse Association (CUSNA), Publications, Graphics, & Designs (PGD), and the CCBN Membership, CCBN has awarded over $36,000 in scholarships over the past 5 years alone to students pursuing the profession of Nursing. Witness the incredible journey of this year's speaker Mia Evans RN, NNP. Meet the 2021 new CCBN Scholar, Carrie Smith, and get an update on what previous year scholars and alumni have accomplished! Your support goes a long way for these future nurses as they boldly embrace a profession that can be life-threatening to do their part to make healthcare equally available to everyone. Here's an opportunity for you to do your part by making a donation to the scholarship fund and/or donating supplies. Just click HERE TO DONATE quickly and conveniently to the CCBN Scholarship Fund. 100% of proceeds go to funding scholarships offered by CCBN. Thanking you again for your support!

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CCBN MAKES A MOVE TO EXTEND ITS REACH ACROSS COLORADO

THANKS TO COLORADO'S HEALTH CAPITOL

The Colorado Council of Black Nurses Inc (CCBN) teams up with the Colorado's Health Capitol (CHC) and gains a new location to champion health policy change for the communities we serve. The first collaborative organization under CHC's Community Access Program, CCBN now has the opportunity to extend our reach past the Front Range to the Western Slopes and Eastern Plains through direct access to the many community based health organizations that convene at Colorado’s first and only shared space of its kind. As CHC so aptly states, "Colorado’s Health Capitol is a home to non-profit organizations who elevate the well-being of people in our state, and serves as a beacon to attract needed attention to the critical work they perform. [CHC] collaborate and leverage collective resources that strengthen each organization’s ability to accomplish their respective missions... [making] an even bigger impact on improving mental, physical, social and economic health in communities across Colorado. Colorado’s Health Capitol will be home to diverse health leaders, literally breaking down walls and silos to emerge as the center of health policy in Colorado." Props to Micha Stone, definitely a rare gem, for making us welcome in our new home! Click HERE to find out more about Colorado's Health Capitol and its mission to improve the health and wellbeing of Colorado.

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HONORING OUR NURSES WHILE SUPPORTING NURSING STUDENTS

(This happened in June but it's so important to Colorado nurses, we're leaving it up a little longer)

On 6/19/2021, three (3) long years and 3,000 signatures later, Commerce City Councilwoman and CCBN member Jennifer Allen-Thomas RN, FNP (3rd from left) witnessed the reward of her dedicated labor as Governor Jared Polis signs House Bill 21-1219 to establish the specialty nurse license plate for nurses and Coloradoans who support them. Parts of proceeds from the sales of these specialty license plates are earmarked to fund nursing scholarships through professional nurse organizations including the Colorado Council of Black Nurses Inc (CCBN), Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), and the Philippine Nurse Association of Colorado (PNACO). The Colorado Nurses Foundation will have the honor of overseeing the distribution of funds. On hand to witness the momentous occasion are bill supporters (from left to right) Senator Janet Buckner, Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera, Senator Dominic Moreno, Colorado Nurses Association's Colleen Casper, and CCBN co-founder Dr. Margie Cook RN, FNP.

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CCBN is doing its part in stopping the spread of COVID-19 by providing tips and information on how YOU can TAKE CONTROL of YOUR part in stopping the spread of this coronavirus. CLICK HERE or go to the COVID-19 tab to learn how you can TAKE CONTROL to STOP the SPREAD.


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We Suggest Love... Above All... Through It All... For All

"Can't get rid of hate unless you replace it with something else." Quote from "Burden" by Andrew Heckler

Whether it's at a Town Hall, Seminar, Legislative Hearing, or Community Gathering, please join CCBN and ECCBN as we address Racism within the Healthcare Continuum.


As the first REGISTERED Black nurse in the United States, Mary Mahoney was well known for her professionalism, excellent nursing skills, and her ability to inspire others to work together for human rights.
Mary Eliza Mahoney - The first African American nurse in the United States.

Mary Eliza Mahoney

For nearly 50 years, the Colorado Council of Black Nurses, Inc. (CCBN) has continued the tradition of professionalism, excellent nursing skills, and the promotion of equal human rights through collaborative practices that address healthcare disparities as well as health status disparities from a cultural perspective. CCBN's initiation and promotion of culturally competent and equitable health care practices within the state of Colorado has effected change in global health initiatives, national healthcare standards, Colorado state healthcare policies, and postsecondary curriculum in colleges, universities, and schools of Nursing throughout the state of Colorado; thereby improving the health status of all Coloradoans through the sustaining of high quality and professional health care.

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